The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 276 284 226
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 361 326 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.65% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.70% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 197 209
Average daily rate
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£350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 32
Average hourly rate £33.77 £22.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.77% -20.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £28.85 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.77 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.77% -2.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 330 £350 +2.18% 203
London -18 165 £350 -4.76% 91
South East +7 67 £345 +13.11% 38
City of London +11 33 £331 -4.40% 26
South West -13 25 £325 +8.33% 16
Oxfordshire +1 20 £295 -9.23% 6
East of England +8 19 £200 -36.50% 19
Scotland -8 19 £325 +14.03% 5
North West -3 18 £325 -35.00% 8
West Midlands +1 14 £350 +100.00% 8
Cambridgeshire 0 14 £200 -38.46% 10
Yorkshire -9 14 £450 +78.21% 11
Hampshire -12 14 £378 +66.85% 2
Cambridge +11 12 £200 -37.98% 10
Edinburgh -8 12 - - 1
Oxford -9 12 £288 -11.53% 2
Berkshire +6 11 £375 +41.50% 12
West Yorkshire -6 11 £450 +100.00% 8
Surrey - 11 £413 - 7
Wiltshire +3 8 £325 +8.33% 3
Leeds -2 8 £450 +100.00% 8
Glasgow +9 7 £325 -
Devon +2 7 £350 - 1
Reading +6 6 £375 +41.50% 7
Birmingham - 6 £350 - 4
North East +1 5 £425 +120.77% 7
Exeter -2 5 £313 -
Bristol -6 5 £290 -10.76% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 4 £398 +106.49% 6
Tyne and Wear +8 4 £398 +106.49% 6

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 314 (44.79%) Linux
2 287 (40.94%) Windows
3 216 (30.81%) VMware
4 168 (23.97%) UNIX
5 154 (21.97%) Red Hat
6 147 (20.97%) Active Directory
7 140 (19.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 124 (17.69%) Microsoft
9 122 (17.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 108 (15.41%) Solaris
11 102 (14.55%) SAN
12 95 (13.55%) Finance
13 93 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 89 (12.70%) Oracle
15 87 (12.41%) ITIL
16 86 (12.27%) Puppet
17 82 (11.70%) HP
18 81 (11.55%) SQL
18 81 (11.55%) Apache
19 74 (10.56%) DNS
19 74 (10.56%) Windows Server 2003
20 72 (10.27%) Shell Script
21 68 (9.70%) Clustering
22 66 (9.42%) Perl
22 66 (9.42%) Security Cleared
23 65 (9.27%) DevOps
24 64 (9.13%) PowerShell
25 63 (8.99%) MS Exchange
25 63 (8.99%) Bash Shell
26 58 (8.27%) CentOS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 81 (11.55%) Apache
2 63 (8.99%) MS Exchange
3 51 (7.28%) Tomcat
4 34 (4.85%) SharePoint
5 33 (4.71%) IIS
5 33 (4.71%) JBoss
6 27 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (2.85%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.57%) Lync
11 9 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.14%) WebLogic
13 7 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.86%) nginx
14 6 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.86%) uWSGI
14 6 (0.86%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.71%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 50 (7.13%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.29%) ProjectWise
3 2 (0.29%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.29%) Stata
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Agresso
1 5 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.57%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.43%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.43%) HFM
3 3 (0.43%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (1.71%) SaaS
3 10 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.71%) Office 365
6 2 (0.29%) Route 53
6 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.14%) Yammer
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 102 (14.55%) SAN
2 74 (10.56%) DNS
3 54 (7.70%) TCP/IP
4 44 (6.28%) Firewall
5 39 (5.56%) DHCP
6 28 (3.99%) LDAP
6 28 (3.99%) NAS
7 27 (3.85%) LAN
8 18 (2.57%) WAN
9 15 (2.14%) SMTP
9 15 (2.14%) VPN
10 13 (1.85%) Internet
10 13 (1.85%) SSL
11 12 (1.71%) HTTP
12 11 (1.57%) VLAN
13 9 (1.28%) VoIP
13 9 (1.28%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.14%) FTP
14 8 (1.14%) SSH
15 7 (1.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.42%) MySQL
3 32 (4.56%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.43%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.00%) DB2
9 7 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.86%) Big Data
11 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.71%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.71%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.71%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.57%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 24 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.85%) Subversion
4 9 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.86%) Maven
6 4 (0.57%) JIRA
7 3 (0.43%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.29%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.29%) Selenium
8 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.29%) Ant
8 2 (0.29%) MSI
8 2 (0.29%) Hudson
9 1 (0.14%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.14%) JMeter
9 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.14%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.14%) JUnit
General
1 95 (13.55%) Finance
2 45 (6.42%) Banking
3 11 (1.57%) Investment Banking
3 11 (1.57%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.14%) Retail
5 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.71%) Advertising
7 4 (0.57%) Publishing
7 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.43%) Law
8 3 (0.43%) Marketing
9 2 (0.29%) Local Government
9 2 (0.29%) Legal
9 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.14%) Games
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.14%) French Language
10 1 (0.14%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.14%) Web Services
2 18 (2.57%) XML
3 15 (2.14%) HTML
4 14 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 14 (2.00%) Middleware
5 10 (1.43%) .NET
6 9 (1.28%) LAMP
6 9 (1.28%) Application Packaging
7 7 (1.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (0.86%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.86%) WSGI
8 6 (0.86%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.57%) WPF
10 3 (0.43%) RESTful
10 3 (0.43%) J2EE
11 2 (0.29%) CSS
11 2 (0.29%) Flash
11 2 (0.29%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.29%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.29%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.70%) Clustering
2 47 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.14%) Open Source
4 25 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.85%) Replication
6 17 (2.43%) NHS
7 14 (2.00%) Wiki
8 12 (1.71%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.43%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.14%) Symmetrix DMX
11 7 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.00%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.86%) Freedom of Information
12 6 (0.86%) Freedom of Information Act
13 5 (0.71%) Derivative
14 4 (0.57%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.57%) Physics
14 4 (0.57%) Chemistry
14 4 (0.57%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 314 (44.79%) Linux
2 287 (40.94%) Windows
3 168 (23.97%) UNIX
4 140 (19.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 122 (17.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (15.41%) Solaris
7 74 (10.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (8.27%) CentOS
8 58 (8.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (4.99%) AIX
10 31 (4.42%) Ubuntu
11 29 (4.14%) Windows 7
12 18 (2.57%) Debian
13 17 (2.43%) HPUX
14 15 (2.14%) SUSE
15 14 (2.00%) VMS
16 12 (1.71%) Mac OS X
17 11 (1.57%) Windows XP
18 10 (1.43%) Fedora
19 8 (1.14%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (12.41%) ITIL
2 65 (9.27%) DevOps
3 58 (8.27%) Configuration Management
4 50 (7.13%) Migration
5 43 (6.13%) Change Management
6 33 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (3.57%) E-Commerce
8 24 (3.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (3.14%) Project Management
9 22 (3.14%) Service Management
10 21 (3.00%) Service Delivery
11 20 (2.85%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (2.57%) Capacity Management
13 17 (2.43%) Incident Management
14 16 (2.28%) Mentoring
15 15 (2.14%) Change Control
15 15 (2.14%) Workflow
16 14 (2.00%) Load Balancing
17 13 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 81 (11.55%) SQL
2 72 (10.27%) Shell Script
3 66 (9.42%) Perl
4 64 (9.13%) PowerShell
5 63 (8.99%) Bash Shell
6 57 (8.13%) Python
7 39 (5.56%) PHP
8 34 (4.85%) Java
9 16 (2.28%) Korn
10 15 (2.14%) Ruby
11 14 (2.00%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.28%) C
13 8 (1.14%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.14%) VBScript
13 8 (1.14%) VB
14 6 (0.86%) C#
15 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.43%) VBA
15 3 (0.43%) AWK
15 3 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 66 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.57%) Degree
5 18 (2.57%) RHCE
6 17 (2.43%) DV Cleared
7 16 (2.28%) MCSE
8 11 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.28%) MCP
9 9 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.00%) MCSA
10 7 (1.00%) RHCT
11 6 (0.86%) MCTS
11 6 (0.86%) MCITP
11 6 (0.86%) VCP4
12 4 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.43%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.43%) SCSA
14 2 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.29%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.14%) SLA
2 7 (1.00%) QA
3 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 147 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 93 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.71%) vSphere
4 20 (2.85%) XenApp
5 18 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 17 (2.43%) VMware ESX
7 16 (2.28%) Samba
8 13 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.85%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 11 (1.57%) NFS
10 8 (1.14%) KVM
11 7 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.86%) vCloud
12 6 (0.86%) Shibboleth
13 5 (0.71%) RHEV
13 5 (0.71%) XenServer
13 5 (0.71%) Firmware
13 5 (0.71%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 86 (12.27%) Puppet
2 40 (5.71%) SCOM
3 33 (4.71%) Nagios
4 31 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (3.71%) SCCM
6 21 (3.00%) HP SIM
7 17 (2.43%) SCSM
7 17 (2.43%) Ansible
8 16 (2.28%) ARCserve
8 16 (2.28%) NetBackup
9 12 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 12 (1.71%) SCOrch
10 10 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
11 9 (1.28%) Tivoli
11 9 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (1.28%) WSUS
11 9 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
12 8 (1.14%) Control-M
13 7 (1.00%) Backup Exec
13 7 (1.00%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 216 (30.81%) VMware
2 154 (21.97%) Red Hat
3 124 (17.69%) Microsoft
4 89 (12.70%) Oracle
5 82 (11.70%) HP
6 50 (7.13%) Cisco
7 42 (5.99%) IBM
8 41 (5.85%) Citrix
9 37 (5.28%) EMC
10 26 (3.71%) NetApp
10 26 (3.71%) Symantec
11 24 (3.42%) Sun
12 23 (3.28%) Veritas
13 20 (2.85%) CA
14 19 (2.71%) SAP
15 18 (2.57%) 3PAR
16 15 (2.14%) Websense
17 13 (1.85%) Altiris
17 13 (1.85%) F5
17 13 (1.85%) BMC
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Optimus Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day £300 - £350 Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £220 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
North East England
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago